The best part while growing up was discovering interests. As kids, we imagined our dreamlands listening to fairytales folk. However, it would be unfair to say we only enjoyed reading or listening to stories when we were young. Some children, including us, never got rid of binge-reading storybooks. When it comes to storybooks, we typically go for biographies or fantasy lands. There is certainly no harm in reading the best fantasy books anyway, no matter how old you get.
Being a bookworm, it is obvious you are looking for fantasy books that blow your minds. Let us take the examples of the best-selling fantasy novels like Twilight, Harry Potter, The Vampire diaries. Fantasy books like these were loved by so many. Artists ended up creating movies based on them. We can only say how the directors of such films loved the fantasy novels so much that they ended up making movies. We smell big fan moments.
If you are here, we can bet on the fact that you are looking for other fantasy books that will keep you up late at night, fighting witches and dragons. Indeed, we have a list of the best fantasy books that will get you head over heels.
The Best New Fantasy Books In 2021 That Everyone Will Love to Read
There is no doubt how fantasy books in the past have had us drooling over the fantastic storyline and dreamland, but as the years pass, the authors come up with even better fantasy books. Here, we mention some of the best fantasy books of 2021 that you must not miss reading this summer:
1. The House of Always by Jenn Lyons
After the night sacrifice, everything changed. The Eight Immortals have failed to prevent the catastrophic failure of Kihrin’s enemies, and they are advancing their plan to release the Demon King Vol Karoth. Kihrin has her ideas on protecting herself, but even if she is willing to sacrifice everything for victory, the price may be too high for her allies. Now they face a choice! Can they save the world and save Kihrin at the same time, or will they be forced to watch it turn into an evil they all vowed to destroy?
Review: The House of Always is on another level, and that is why we believe it is one of the best fantasy books you must read this year. With mystery and thrill wandering around, the author makes sure we never stop believing in magic.
2. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
After fighting the impossible, Zélie and Amari finally managed to bring the magic back to Orisha. But the power of the ritual is more powerful than they thought, the power of the demons and the power of the nobles of magical blood. Now, Zélie is fighting to unite Maji in Orisha, whose enemies are as powerful as them. However, when the monarchy and the army units maintain control of Orisha, Zélie must fight to ensure Amari’s throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath. As the civil war approaches, Zélie finds herself on the verge of collapse. She must find a way to unite the kingdom. Else she will watch Orisha tear herself apart.
Review: Children of Virtue and Vengeance is not just a random fantasy book. It teaches a lot about life. Getting severe and tragic at times, the author Tomi Adeyemi crafted a masterpiece. However, before reading Children of Virtue and Vengeance, we suggest reading the first part, Children of Blood and Bone.
3. The Lost City by Amanda Hocking
A woman came to seek safety in the ice and darkness of a small town during a storm twenty years ago. The local hotelier let her stay the night, but in the morning, she disappeared, leaving a baby behind. Nineteen years later, Ulla Turing is about to find out who abandoned her when she was a baby and the reason. The answer to Ulla’s knowledge of her identity and legacy can be found in Mimirin, where scholars dedicate themselves to documenting the history of the trolls.
Ulla got the opportunity to do an internship translating ancient documents and, with the help of her attractive and charming colleague Pan Soriano. They begin to study her family lineage. But then Ulla meets Eliana, a young woman who doesn’t remember who she is but has otherworldly abilities. When Eliana was hunted down and captured by bounty hunters, Ulla and Pan were involved in a dangerous game. Folklore and mythology came real and deadly, but this might allow Ulla to find the answers she had been looking for since forever.
Review: If you cannot get enough of that one protagonist who discovers secrets from the past, Amanda Hocking’s The Lost City is what you must read. We must say, this book is a binge-read-worthy masterpiece.
4. The Tiger and the Wolf by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Maniye’s father is the leader of the wolf tribe, but she is an outcast because her mother is the Tiger Queen. Both these tribes have been enemies for generations. Everyone can become the animal form of their clan, but Maniye can be both tiger and wolf forms, and that is a secret that she hides. She refuses to deny half of her soul, so she escaped. During the process, she rescues a prisoner from the wolf clan.
The murderer was on the road with Broken Axe, trying to drag them back for revenge. Chief Wolf plans to rule the North, and controlling his daughter is crucial to his plan. However, other tribes are also preparing for the battle. Strangers from the far south also appeared, looking for allies in their conflicts.
This is a season of omen as the priests foresee the danger and darkness that will come on the earth. People even say that a great battle is coming overshadowing the wolf’s ambitions.
Review: Yes! We know that caught your attention, so did ours. Humans capable of transforming into beasts is what we desire, and author Adrian knows it pretty well!
5. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
Irene is a professional spy at the Mystery Library, a mysterious organization that collects essential novels from different realities. She and her mysterious assistant Kay were sent to another London. Her mission is to recover a particularly dangerous book. When they arrived, it was not there, perhaps stolen. London’s underground factions are prepared to fight to the death to find the book before Irene and Kai. The problem is compounded by the fact that the world is full of chaos – the laws of nature tend to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic to run rampant. To make matters worse, Kay is hiding some secrets. These secrets can be just as unstable as the chaotic world itself.
Review: Fantasy levels up when there are tons of mysteries, and this book seems to be the best mystery book we have read in a while.
6. Witchshadow by Susan Dennard
Iseult finally found his sister Safi, his heart, but their reunion was short-lived. For Iseult to live, she must escape Cartorra while Safi remains. Although Iseult has plans to rescue her friends, they will ask her to invoke magic that is more dangerous than anything she has faced before. At the same time, Bloodwitch Aeduan is troubled by powers he cannot understand.
Vivia, the legal queen of Nubrevna, has neither a crown nor a home. The legendary villain awakens throughout the land of witches, and only the mythical Cahr Awen can stop this disastrous war. Iseult can embrace this power and heal the earth, but first, she must choose which side of the shadow her fate will fall on.
Review: Politics, magic, adventure; if that’s on your favorite list, here you go. The thrill doesn’t end.
7. The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The world stops the endless cycle of destruction on the lands of the earth. It is even more terrifying to his mindless and faceless nature. The fifth season brings the end of the world at three different times. Three women at various stages of life, and their stories start from the end of their world—first, the Damaya girl. Damaya was taken away from home to train herself to serve her empire.
To uncover the cruel truth about her life’s work, she was sent on a mission. Second, when the eldest Essun found out that her husband had murdered her younger son and took her daughter away, she went into hiding. The story of Essun begins at the moment of the greatest disaster and is the most intimate overall. In a world where our civilization and many other civilizations are buried, these three stories are eagerly and skillfully intertwined, revealing their land in the distant future.
Review: A story dark story like The Fifth Season is a commendable piece of art. N.K Jemisin presented one of the best books of all time.
8. The Morning Flower by Amanda Hocking
When Eliana was kidnapped, Ula Turin’s journey of exploration suddenly changed since she wanted to find the answer about her hidden origin. Turning to the capital of Omte, rather than the institute where she hopes to learn the truth about her identity, Ulla must put Eliana’s happiness before her own, and this sacrifice will bring new dangers to both of them. Ulla never expected that she discovered the identity of a man from Skokhar as soon as she arrived. This man had an intersection with her mother.
This man was probably her father. Ullah was quickly sent to Sweden to find him in the view of the man’s connection with Älvolk. Now Ulla and her maybe-boyfriend Pan are desperately racing against time, looking for her relatives. They are likely to pose a threat to her kingdom.
When she penetrated the dark heart of Älvola, ToToTons of authors, have to the secret lost bridge to the first city, no one, and nothing was what it seemed, waiting for Ulla and her family’s unknown future.
Review: You could say this is the continuity of Ulla’s adventure from The lost City. The Morning Flower is a sweet yet thrilling fantasy story overall.
9. Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
After having no money left, Jessamyn Teoh returned to Malaysia. She left Malaysia when she was just a child. Eventually, Jess started hearing voices, and she attributed it to stress. But in her head, there is only one voice, and she identifies herself as the ghost of her old grandmother, Ah Ma. Her grandmother is a spiritual vehicle in real life, the avatar of a mysterious deity named the Black Water Sister.
Now, she is determined to settle a fight against a gang leader who has offended the gods and has decided that her granddaughter, Jessamyn, will help her with it. Caught in a world of gods, ghosts, and family secrets, Jessamyn also discovers that dealing with spirits is a dangerous business. As Jessamyn fights to get revenge on Ah Ma, she will also have to regain control of her body and destiny. If she fails, Black Water Sister can pull the string of her life.
Review: An adventure that deals with gods, thunder, and devils, author Zen Cho indeed has more surprises for you in the book.
10. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Amari and her younger brother Yinan grew up in the luxury of the palace, far away from the suffering of the demons. The king raised his children with indifference, putting Orissa’s interests above them at the expense of mercy or sympathy. When a cruel act forced Amari to reassess what she had always believed to be the truth.
She fled to the palace with a scroll that may have the ability to restore Orissa’s magic. Zélie and Amari become unlikely allies and travel through Orïsha, seeking to unleash the power of the gods and allow Maji to regain her place in Orïsha. But Yinan follows their trail, eager to prove himself and destroy the magic forever.
Review: If you are looking for the first part of the famous book Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, here it is. It is the right book for girls with strong willpower.
11. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
A young man living in the village with his cousin and uncle went hunting in Spine and found a strange blue rock shaped like an egg. He put the stone beside him for a few days without anyone knowing, and then one day it opened, and an unknown creature came out of it. That is a dragon.
He named the Dragon Saphira for its crystal precise sapphire scales. One day, his life became a wild adventure, bringing the past to life. Then came the death of the cruel Garbatolix’s men. His adventures led him to discover the unknown secrets of his life.
Review: A simple story with beautiful characters and a beautiful story. Eragon is might get you a bumpy ride on the path of emotions. Eragon is one of the best books to read when leading out loud in front of children.
12. The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons
Relos Var’s plan has revealed the future!! The demons are free to destroy the empire. The realization of ancient prophecies and the end of the world are closer than ever. To buy time for mankind, Kihrin needs to persuade the king of Manoel Vane to perform an ancient ritual that will deprive the entire race of immortality, but this ritual, some Vane, will stop it at all costs. It also includes the assassination of messengers.
Things go crazier and worse since Kihrin must accept the terrible possibility that her connection with the Demon King Vol Karoth is steadily growing. But! when you become the most significant threat, can you still expect to save people?
Review: The Memory Of Souls is one of the best fantasy books as it takes you to a completely different dimension. This adventurous and fantasy book is worth a read!
13. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie are four siblings who lived in the country with the strange Professor Kirk. The children explored a house on a rainy day, and little Lucy found a vast wardrobe. Lucy entered and found herself in a strange snowy forest. Lucy met Faun Tumnus and was surprised to meet a human girl. Tunus tells Lucy that he has entered Narnia, a different world. Tumnus invited Lucy to tea, and she accepted. Lucy and Tumnus drank a large cup of tea, but the Faun begins to cry and admit that he is the servant of the evil white witch.
The witch cast magic on Narnia, making it always winter. Tumnus said that he was appointed to capture humans. At the same time, Aslan, the lord of Narnia, returned to this land, heralding the end of the witch’s long and dull winter; the children who continued to avoid the witch’s control rejoined him. Before the end of their adventure, they will face fierce battles, devastating losses, and glorious victories while learning lessons about faith and forgiveness.
Review: If you have watched the movie ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and you desire to know more about the story in detail, order your book today!
14. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre is a hunter, but she would not consider killing wolves to catch prey. But, like other humans, she was afraid of the things that persisted mercilessly outside the forest. The cost of killing a magical creature is high; Feyre is locked in the magical court of the enemy’s territory but can roam freely.
However, she is forbidden from escaping. The person who captured her was scared of fighting, and his face always wore a mask. His sharp eyes, although attracted Feyre more. Feyre’s feelings for Tamlin start burning as all the warnings when she started knowing more about him. He was an ancient and evil shadow that grew even now.
Review: A Court of Thorns is a beautiful story with magical creatures wandering around; however, do not let the word “beautiful’ misguide you. The story also keeps taking violent turns. It truly is one of the best books of 2021.
15. Alexandria: A Novel by Paul Kingsnorth
A thousand years later, a small religious group lived in the east of England. They may be the last human survivors in the world. Now they are entangled by an approaching force, which seems to bring them to the point of extinction, again. A force that brings them promises and threats is a place called Alexandria.
Set on the other side of the world, or in the age of the other extreme. Based on elemental themes, such as the community opposes the self, the mind opposes the body, the machine defeats the human and the tension between the unstable present and the unknown and unknowable future.
Review: Alexandria by Paul Kingsnorth is all about mankind and its future, depending on the present. The story takes interesting turns, making it the best book for men.
16. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
After her mother died in an accident, 16-year-old Bree Matthews wanted nothing to do with memories of her family or her childhood home. The housing plan provided by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for intelligent high school students seemed like a perfect escape until Bree witnessed her first night of magical attacks on campus.
There is also a mysterious young wizard who calls himself Merlin. He tries to erase Brie’s memory of everything she saw but fails. Failure unlocked Brie’s unique magic and hidden memory. The night her mother died, another wizard was in the hospital. Now that Bree knows that her mother died for some other reason, she wants to discover the truth at all costs.
Review: An emotional yet powerful story overall, Legendborn truly is a binge-worthy fantasy book.
17. Fable by Adrienne Young
It has been four years since the 17-year-old Fable saw his mother drown in a massive storm. Her father abandoned her on a legendary island full of thieves and a lack of food. To survive, she must remain silent, learn not to trust anyone, and rely on the unique skills her mother taught him. The only goal for her to move on is to leave the island, find her father, and ask her to get the place she deserves with him and his crew.
For this reason, Fable seeks the help of a young businessman named West to leave the island and cross the strait to reach her father. But since the last time she saw his father, the danger of his father’s competition and his business adventures has only increased several times. If they want to survive, they will have to survive longer than the dangerous storms that plague the strait.
Review: Fable is a heartbreaking story about a strong girl who was born a survivor. The details and character development in the story are outstanding and worth a read.
18. A Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin
Trouble is approaching in this land where summer can last for decades and winter can last a lifetime. The cold is back again, and in the frozen wasteland north of Winterfell, evil supernatural forces are gathering outside the kingdom’s protective walls. At the center of the conflict is the Stark family in Winterfell. The family is as resilient as the land where they were born. A group of mysterious sword-wielding warriors without human metal, a group of brutal barbarians driving people crazy, a cruel young dragon prince traded his sister for his throne. A determined woman embarked on the most dangerous journey this is the Game of Thrones.
Review: A list of books revolves around betrayal, sex appeal, power, politics, and whatnot! A Game of Thrones Series is the ultimate fantasy saga. You better read this best fantasy book before you binge-watch it on your TV.
19. Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa
In Bassa City, everything exists in a strict hierarchy. Fifteen regions circle outward from the center, with each region inhabited by people locked in a caste through complex social, political, and cultural equations. Denso is a fledgling scholar, but he belongs to one of the lower castes because he is mixed-race. No matter how hard he tries to exceed expectations, he may fail because of his so-called congenital disabilities.
Review: With a tint of fundamentals and fantasy, the author incredibly put up a fantastic story about a person who has no control over his skin color. We definitely would say this is one of the best storybooks for kids to educate the upcoming future more about equality.
20. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
The thief Louise LeBron doesn’t want any of these. She has given up her life as a witch. However, when the robbery went wrong, Lou eventually attracted the attention of Chasseur’s captain Reid Diggory. They tried to catch her and led them into such a compromised situation that the archbishop suggested marriage to save face. Lou’s first task is to protect herself!
Review: Serpent and Dove is a romantic fantasy. However, the romance is between a witch and a witch hunter. This novel is An Amazon Best Book of 2019.
We can never get over fantasy thrillers and mysteries, which drag us to random best fantasy book sites. Even though some of the books we have suggested already stole the limelight, thanks to our amazing actors, these stories are a world on their own that is hard to let go of.
Every story on its own motivates a person, helps a person make wiser and better decisions. Tons of authors have not yet gained the fame they deserve for their masterpiece and which is why we are slowly taking steps to unleash every single fantasy novel and create our kingdom with dragon fairies, vampires, and werewolves, of course. Lastly, Books are safer than other people anyway.